Salisbury hospital Covid death toll reaches 189

The coronavirus-related death toll at Salisbury District Hospital has reached 189 after a further death was confirmed.

A hospital spokesman said a man in his 70s, with underlying health conditions, had become the latest person to die after catching the disease.

It comes as the pressure of the virus begins to ease at the Odstock Road site.

But the hospital’s chief executive warned this week it was not out of the woods yet – while answering questions from the Journal.

On Friday (February 12), the hospital had announced it had gone three days without any deaths related to Covid-19.

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Salisbury District Hospital statement in full

Sadly, we can confirm that a further patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been cared for at Salisbury District Hospital has died.

189 patients in total have now passed away.

The patient was in his 70s and had underlying health conditions.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the patient’s family and loved ones at this very difficult and distressing time.

We currently have 52 in-patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 being cared for at the hospital.

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